WEEKLY HEALTH NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Spain plans menstrual leave in a new law for those with severe pain

By BBC;

Spain is planning to introduce medical leave for women who suffer from severe period pain. A draft bill says women could have three days of leave a month - extended to five in some circumstances.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61429022 

Gov’t to take action to control road accidents

By NTV;

The government is planning to introduce digital speed limiters as one of the measures to curb road accidents in the country.

https://www.ntv.co.ug/ug/news/gov-t-to-take-action-to-control-road-accidents--3816196

Common Medications Can Prolong Back Pain, Study Says

By New York Times;

The very treatments often used to soothe pain in the lower back, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says is the most common type of pain, might cause it to last longer, according to a new study.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/11/health/medications-back-pain-overuse.html 

Kenyan fighting FGM crowned world's best nurse

By BBC;

A Kenyan nurse who campaigns against early marriage and female genital mutilation says she is "speechless" after winning a prize of $250,000 (£205,000).

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-61435153 

Gov’t institutions using Covid-19 as a cover-up for fraud: PAC

By The Independent; 

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament has observed that government institutions are using the COVID-19 pandemic to justify the mismanagement of public funds.

https://www.independent.co.ug/govt-institutions-using-covid-19-as-a-cover-up-for-fraud-pac/

COVID: What will the pandemic look like in North Korea?

By BBC;

For almost two-and-a-half years, North Korea has stuck to its claim it has seen no cases of Covid-19. Not any more. This week, the country confirmed its first infections.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-61450255 

WHO highlights glaring gaps in regulation of alcohol marketing across borders

By WHO;

A new report from the World Health Organization highlights the increasing use of sophisticated online marketing techniques for alcohol and the need for more effective regulation.

https://www.who.int/news/item/10-05-2022-who-highlights-glaring-gaps-in-regulation-of-alcohol-marketing-across-borders 

Urban design is key to healthy environments for all

By The Lacent;

Identifying key challenges and opportunities for interventions is crucial to improving the health and wellbeing gains of urban dwellers and reducing exposure to stressors, shocks, and hazards, while also contributing to fostering wellbeing and reducing health inequalities.

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(22)00202-9/fulltext 

Involve families for better mental health

By Daily Monitor;

According to the National Institute for Health Research, about 35 percent of Ugandans suffer from a mental disorder and 15 percent of them require treatment.

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/magazines/healthy-living/involve-families-for-better-mental-health-3808942 

Uganda allows private hospitals to charge for Covid vaccines

By The East African; 

The Ugandan government has allowed private hospitals to charge people seeking Covid-19 vaccination Ush20,000 ($5.52) as overhead costs for the vaccines which were majorly received through donations.

https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/tea/science-health/uganda-allows-private-hospitals-to-charge-for-covid-vaccines-3814170